7/15/2012 Lower Wolf Jaw (4,173 feet), New York

Lower Wolf Jaw (4,173 feet), New York

Two days after our ascent of Mount Marcy, Ashley and I decided to take a quick trip up Lower Wolf Jaw in the Adirondacks.  

Lower Wolf Jaw is the highest peak at the tail end of the Great Range, a chain of mountains in the heart of the High Peaks  of the Adirondacks.

This would be  #32 on the Adirondack 46ers list and #92 on the Northeast 111 (115) club list.

For Ashley, this would be #3 on the Adirondack 46er list.

We decided to come in through St. Huberts via the West River Trail and the Wedge Brook Trail for a "not the norm" climb of LWJ, as most climbers come in through the Great Range Trail and Johns Brook.

Elevation gain: 2900 feet
Trip length: 8.4 miles round trip.

Ashley at the trail head ranger station at the edge of the Ausable Club.

A sign marking one of the bridges crossing a brook that feeds into the Ausable River.

The falls at the West River Trail / Wedge Brook Trail junction.
Ashley at the falls, and totally pumped to start the ascent.

A section of the wooded Wedge Brook Trail known as FernGully

From the mostly wooded peak of Lower Wolf Jaw, looking North.
Looking up the range from LWJ.
Enjoying a snack on the summit before we attempt to beat the rain and head down. 

Another picture from the summit of LWJ.

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